Certificate no 1788
Status Archived


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Suffolk
Vessel type Motor Yacht
Archive reason More information required
Current use Unknown
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Beavis, Frank, Gosport
Built in 1924
Hull material Wood
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
10.00 feet (3.05 m)
4.00 feet (1.22 m)
Length: Overall
42.23 feet (12.88 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed



MAH JONGG is a twin screw day yacht, built by Frank Bevis at Gosport in 1924.  Stamps in her official papers indicate that she transited the Kiel Canal to and from the Baltic in June and July 1939.

During the Second World War, she was requisitioned for Naval use in Gibraltar.  MAH JONGG was rescued from disuse on the Thames in 1968 when she was bought by David Prior who redesigned and rebuilt her. She was re-registered at Plymouth and sold to another private owner in 1986.

We are lacking information about this particular vessel.  If you have any information on this vessel, past or present, please contact us.


Classic Boat: Letters: Anyone seen Mah?, October 1999

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